Standard Specifications for Highway Construction

Standard specifications for highway construction serves as a standard reference in construction contracts.

The specifications outline minimum requirements for highway construction in British Columbia. Where modifications are necessary to suit local conditions they will be specified in special provisions for each contract.

2020 Standard Specifications

The 2020 Standard Specifications for Highway Construction is completed and is adopted November 1, 2020.


Amendments the Standard Specifications are detailed below.


  • Section 202 - Roadway and Drainage Excavation
  • Section 502 - Asphalt Pavement Construction (EPS)
  • Section 908 - Preservative Treatment - Wood Products

Historical Standard Specifications 2004-2016

Standard specifications for highway construction for previous years are available for review.